Hugh Jackman Diagnosed with Skin Cancer, Pleads with Followers: USE Sunscreen!

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Hugh Jackman has taken to Internet to deliver an important lesson:

Not even Wolverine is immune from skin cancer.

The Oscar nominee posted a photo to Instagram today that shows him with a bandaged nose because he recently had skin cancer removed from that body part.

Hugh Jackman Skin Cancer Pic

The actor gives full credit to his wife for the diagnosis, writing that it was Deborra-Lee Furness who encouraged him to get the "mark" checked.

"Boy, was she right! I had [basal] cell carcinoma," Jackman writes. "Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, approximately 2.8 million cases of basal cell carcinoma are found each year in the United States; it is the most common of all cancers.

So please do follow Jackman's advice. It's easy to get screened. And it could very well save your life.

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